The Briefing 10-20-15

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  • Differing views of moral issues facing nation illustrate bifurcation of American politics
  • Republican debate to be held in Boulder exposes diversity of understandings of reality
  • Oprah's ambitions to shape American faith in own image evident in interview with Colbert

The Briefing 08-06-15

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  • Fox News Republican candidate debate first major debate of 2016 presidential race
  • Jon Stewart's final show reminder of legacy and influence of comedy news
  • Planned Parenthood presentation of abortion as minor part of services debunked by Slate
  • 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb somber token of the horror of nuclear weapons